[Humanist] 28.244 jobs at UCLA, Berkeley, Glasgow; PhD studentships at York/Aarhus

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Tue Aug 5 19:15:22 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 244.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Rugg, Annelie" <annelie at humnet.ucla.edu>                 (10)
        Subject: Staff position at UCLA Center for Digital Humanities

  [2]   From:    Gareth Beale <gareth.beale at york.ac.uk>                    (18)
        Subject: York/Aarhus Digital Heritage PhDs

  [3]   From:    Ann Gow <Ann.Gow at glasgow.ac.uk>                           (44)
        Subject: FW: DH Post in Glasgow (3D - Hero of Alexandria's Automata)

  [4]   From:    Quinn Dombrowski <quinnd at berkeley.edu>                    (52)
        Subject: Job opportunity: DH academic coordinator/project manager at
                UC Berkeley

        Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:22:46 +0000
        From: "Rugg, Annelie" <annelie at humnet.ucla.edu>
        Subject: Staff position at UCLA Center for Digital Humanities

Dear Colleagues,

Please help us get the word around to qualified candidates! We have a job opening as Instructional Technology Coordinator at the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities. The quick link to the posting is <https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64092> http://<http://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64092><https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64092>hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64092<http://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64092>.

Instructional Technology Coordinator

UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities is looking for a dynamic problem solver to help us transform our instructional technology program. The Instructional Technology Coordinator (ITC) engages directly with instructors from across the Humanities division, especially foreign languages and the digital humanities, to identify needs; critically examines existing services, to identify gaps and potential efficiencies; and ultimately leads necessary changes, to ensure our instructors access to the best possible services and support. As the leader of a seven-person front-line customer support team, the ITC also ensures that our staff are highly trained, professional and constantly engaged with new challenges that push their horizons and abilities. Finally, together with other members of our staff, the ITC solicits, plans, and participates in innovative, faculty-driven digital projects supported by CDH.

Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic presenter, trainer, and all-around “people person,” with a high technical aptitude; a willingness to learn new things; higher education work experience; and some project-management and supervisory experience. We’re especially interested in candidates with LMS experience (especially Moodle), teaching experience (preferably at the university level), and experience with digital humanities tools (e.g., GIS, 3D modeling, text mining, TEI). Although a PhD is preferred, we’re open to otherwise-highly qualified candidates with an MA.

Thank you!

Annelie Rugg, Ph.D. || Humanities CIO || UCLA Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) || 310-903-7691  || annelie at humnet.ucla.edu<mailto:annelie at humnet.ucla.edu>

        Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 13:07:03 +0100
        From: Gareth Beale <gareth.beale at york.ac.uk>
        Subject: York/Aarhus Digital Heritage PhDs

Dear All,

The Centre for Digital Heritage are very pleased to announce that we have
two PhD studentships in digital heritage available to begin in February
next year. The PhDs will be jointly supervised by the University of York
and Aarhus University and will benefit from expertise at both institutions.

For more information please visit our funding pages here:

Please get in touch if you have any questions which are not answered on the

All the best,


Dr Gareth Beale

Centre for Digital Heritage
University of York, Heslington,
 York, YO10 5DD, UK

Tel: +44 1904 328123
Email: gareth.beale at york.ac.uk

        Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 09:21:43 +0000
        From: Ann Gow <Ann.Gow at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: FW: DH Post in Glasgow (3D - Hero of Alexandria's Automata)

Please draw this to the attention of anyone you think might be interested. I am very happy to discuss this project with any potential applicants.

The post can be found on the University of Glasgow website via the search page here (search on the College of Arts):

Some more details about the project are here:

Best wishes,


Research Associate
Reference Number  009086
Closing date: August 24, 2014
Location  Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building College / Service  COLLEGE OF ARTS Department SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES Job Family  Research And Teaching Position Type Full Time Salary Range  £32,590 - £36,661 

Job Purpose 

This post is part of the project ‘Hero of Alexandria and his Theatrical Automata’, funded by the Leverhulme Trust (PI: Dr Ian Ruffell, School of Humanities; Co-I Dr Euan McGookin, School of Engineering). Based in the University of Glasgow (Classics, School of Humanities), the project runs from
1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017. The project investigates Hero of Alexandria's treatise on the making of automata, and will design, build and test the models described in that work. The post is full-time and available for 36 months from October 1, 2014. The post holder will prototype, build and test versions of the automata, working in collaboration with the rest of the project team in technical analysis of the text. The successful candidate will
i) use 3D-modelling (training will be provided) and rapid prototyping equipment to explore possible designs of the automata, ii) with the aid of technicians in the School of Engineering, build full-scale working models of the automata; iii) combine practical data with textual and contextual elements in the project website, iv) test the scope and limitations of the models in performance in dialogue with practitioners and audiences. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

The post holder’s principal duties and responsibilities are:

1. To design and test models of the automata described in Hero of Alexandria's treatise On the Making of Automata (peri automatopoiētikēs) using computer- aided design and rapid prototyping; 2. To build full-scale working models, utilising the technical resources of the School of Engineering; 3. To evaluate the scope and limitations of the automata in practical performance and to engage in dialogue with practitioners in relevant performance media; 4. To design, build and maintain the project website, integrating schematics, models and live recording of the automatas into an online text and commentary; 5. To build and maintain other web resources as required; 6. To undertake any other research-related tasks as requested by the PI; 7. To participate in regular project meetings; 8. To undergo training as required ensuring familiarity with project processes and software systems; 9. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 - A Global Vision. 
10. To write an article, in collaboration with the Co-I, reflecting on the practice of creating working automata on the basis of the text; 11. To present your research contribution to conferences and other scholarly encounters; 12. To explore pathways to Impact for the project; 13. To identify other appropriate avenues for dissemination of project findings and take a leading role in presenting the project research via these routes; 14. To take a lead in identifying improvements to project processes

This list is not exhaustive but highlights the key tasks the post holder will be expected to undertake. 
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Knowledge and Qualifications Essential A1. Good first degree in Classics, Archaeology or a related field in the humanities; A2. A PhD in Classics, Archaeology, Digital Humanities or a relevant related field and 1-2 years postdoctoral research experience' 

B1. Knowledge of ancient Greek to Honours level or above; B2. Reading knowledge of one or more of the following modern languages: 
French, German, Italian, Spanish;
B3. Good knowledge of classical Greek and Latin; B4. Demonstrable interest in and familiarity with ancient mechanics, mathematics or other technical writing; B5. Demonstrable interest in and familiarity with practical engineering or experimental archaeology; B6. Demonstrable interest in Digital Humanities.

C1. Excellent communications skills, both oral and written; C2. Good interpersonal and presentation skills; C3. Time- and project-management skills and the ability to work to deadlines; C4. Ability to use initiative and independent judgement; C5. Ability to work as part of a team; C6. Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of basic web technologies, (X)HTML and CSS; C7. Ability to self-motivate and to work with little supervision.

D1. Ability to self-motivate and to work with little supervision; D2. Familiarity with textual markup, XML and the TEI; D3. Familiarity with HTML5 and Javascript. 

E1. At least 2 years’ research experience in Classics, Archaeology, Digital Humanities or a related subject; E2. Typically 5 years relevant research experience which should include 1-2 years postdoctoral experience in related research area; E3. A track record in academic publications commensurate with stage of academic career.

F1. Experience of working in a team;
F2. Experience of experimental archaeology, engineering or related disciplines; F3. Experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software, especially 3D modelling software; move to experience F4. Experience of presenting research at conferences or in other research environments.

Dr Ian A Ruffell
Classics, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow G12 8QQ
+44 (0)141 330 5379

        Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 09:53:35 -0700
        From: Quinn Dombrowski <quinnd at berkeley.edu>
        Subject: Job opportunity: DH academic coordinator/project manager at UC Berkeley

The Division of Arts & Humanities of the College of Letters & Science at
the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for an
experienced professional to coordinate a new program, Capacity Building and
Integration in the Digital Humanities.

For the full description, or to apply, visit:

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project begins in fall 2014
and ends in June 2018. The project is designed to increase teaching and
scholarship in the digital humanities (DH), with a focus on integrating DH
into the central academic enterprise of the university while also taking
advantage of opportunities to expose digital scholars to contexts that lie
outside the academy. The project will address a broad spectrum of
constituents, including faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and
undergraduates. The project is also intended to foster working partnerships
with a broad range of UC Berkeley entities, including the School of
Information (I School), the University Library, the Berkeley Center for New
Media (BCNM), the D-Lab, the University museums, the Berkeley Institute for
Data Science (BIDS).

The project director, who will report to the Dean of Arts and Humanities,
will be responsible for all logistics, budget management and reporting, and
supervision of student workers and graduate assistants associated with the
program, including but not limited to:

- Managing the $2M program budget, including the preparation of required
reports to the Foundation and to the Dean of Arts and Humanities;

- Supervising work-study student assistants, graduate student researchers,
and teaching assistants involved in the program;

- Organizing seminars and workshops, including assisting faculty,
supervising graduate student researchers, and scheduling guest speakers;

- Producing intensive summer DH workshops involving visitors from multiple

- Working with faculty to develop new DH-oriented courses and to introduce
DH components into existing courses;

- Coordinating the activities of postdoctoral scholars associated with the

- Providing staff support to the academic steering committee charged with
the ongoing development of the program, including organizing meetings and
other engagement opportunities;

- Serving as a central resource for information, publicity, materials, and
publications produced by the program, and ensuring that project information
on the Berkeley DH website is kept current.

Basic/minimum qualifications: Master’s degree (or equivalent) required at
time of application.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent. Academic training or
expertise in the digital humanities or a closely related field. Prior
experience coordinating a program in an academic environment. Excellent
communication and organizational skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Office
and Adobe Suite software.

Title and compensation: Academic Coordinator I (fiscal year), full-time;
salary range $48,048 - $66,096 (steps 1-8), commensurate with experience
and qualifications. For information regarding the University’s
comprehensive benefits package, please go to

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